My family loves these green smoothies, we actually call them leprechaun smoothies because of the pretty bright green color. These green smoothies are packed with spinach, but taste just like a fresh fruit smoothie. This is a great way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters!
My secret for getting a really thick and tasty smoothie is to use frozen fruit instead of ice. Ice waters the flavors down and does not blend as smoothly as frozen fruit. To keep the gorgeous bright green color, leave out dark colored fruits and berries.
Makes 4 servings
3 cups of light colored frozen fruit such as pineapple and/or mango
2 fresh, ripe bananas
2 cups of orange juice
2 cups of freshly washed baby spinach
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Recipe tip: I like to buy a big tropical mix of frozen fruit at the grocery store and only use the pineapple and mango from the mix. Then I save the frozen strawberries that are usually included for a different smoothie recipe.
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